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08:35 Jul 28, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: sock hop
I think it is a 1950s dance that they used to do in the States. Can anybody help me to find an equivalent in Spanish?
Thank you very much for your help.
Mar
Mar Rodriguez
Spanish translation:See below
Explanation:
Mar, lo unico que se me ocurre es "bailando en calcetines" "bailando sin zapatos"???

Here is what the American Slang Dictionary says about the term:
"esp 1950s teenagers. An easy and intimate party where young people typically dance in their stockinged feet: "I feel like kid at a sock hop, sneaking in here" Philadelphia journal.

Suerte. Happy translating! ;o)
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Maria
Local time: 08:36
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Thank you very much. It has clarified the meaning a lot.
Mar
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naFor future reference, I offer the following explanation/ AWattsAWatts
naJust : SOCK HOP
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naSee below
Maria


  

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12 mins
See below


Explanation:
Mar, lo unico que se me ocurre es "bailando en calcetines" "bailando sin zapatos"???

Here is what the American Slang Dictionary says about the term:
"esp 1950s teenagers. An easy and intimate party where young people typically dance in their stockinged feet: "I feel like kid at a sock hop, sneaking in here" Philadelphia journal.

Suerte. Happy translating! ;o)



    American Slang by Robert Chapman
Maria
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Thank you very much. It has clarified the meaning a lot.
Mar

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26 mins
Just : SOCK HOP


Explanation:
It is avery American oldie.

No translation as far as I know

Check Goggle on the Web ( hundreds of sites with extense info about)


Good luck!


    Goggle
Baruch Avidar
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For future reference, I offer the following explanation/ AWatts


Explanation:
Sock hops were organized to take place usually after a football game or basketball game. They were held in gymnasiums that had beautiful wood floors. To prevent damage to the floors, the high school students took off their shoes and danced away to records. (Does anyone remember records???) It is not a dance like jitterbug, or samba specifically but a dance EVENT where you would do slow-dancing, rock 'n roll, jitterbug, and of course, the bunny hop! It was a safe environment chaperoned by teachers (groan). Students were more naive and conservative in those times and it was unheard of to rent a hotel for such an informal dance. SPANISH=BAILE INFORMAL EN CALCETINES. Another unique dance EVENT was called a TEA DANCE. (Punch was served, no tea) This was held for the very young 11-13 year old kids in the afternoon on week-ends. It allowed some mixing with the opposite sex without embarrassment and taught a few things like manners, social graces and "flirting". Do not know what it would be called in Spanish.


    Not so old...not so young, but lots of savvy from days of yore!
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